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Visiting the Peak District

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Yo, I'm heading up to the Peaks later this month.

Any suggestions of places to check out while I'm there?

We're gonna stay up there for about 3 or 4 days...

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I'm two minutes away from the peaks. Castleton is incredible, Bakewell is also lovely for wandering around. Got a huge road trip of around the peaks if you want to go on some fun roads too. 

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Unless my new car turns up, I'll be in the automatic Golf, so this definitely isn't a driving holiday lol.

We're staying in Buxton, found a nice spa hotel for £185 for 3 nights.

Cheers for the tips, we'll check those places out - it's mostly a photography, food and beer trip really, just some time away :)

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If you find yourself heading into derby  one night, there are some great bars I can hit you up with. There's a really nice street of decent pubs which I'd recommend. Just getting back might be a bit of a nightmare. 

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When are you going, Mike? I'll put together a list of decent Peaks pubs, places and walks at some point soon, but not got time at the moment. Dan's right though - it's ace!

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11 hours ago, Ben Swales said:

When are you going, Mike? I'll put together a list of decent Peaks pubs, places and walks at some point soon, but not got time at the moment. Dan's right though - it's ace!

I would be interested in your list too Ben.

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Buxton is rad, if your bored one evening head to Matlock/Matlock bath too. Especially on  Sunday if you have the chance it's like motorbike city.

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9 hours ago, Tom Booth said:

Buxton is rad, if your bored one evening head to Matlock/Matlock bath too. Especially on  Sunday if you have the chance it's like motorbike city.

Weird, I was there today. Fun little place is Matlock bath, it's essentially a seaside with absolutely no sea near it... 20 fish and chip shops, amusements, tearooms, seagulls?! bikes everywhere. Tis odd but a good trip out. We went up "the heights of abraham" which is a nice way to spend £30

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Ahh man. Should've said it's only 25 mins from my house haha! Heights of Abrahams is bull. Beat thing about matlock is the promenade chippy, always the best.

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14 minutes ago, Tom Booth said:

Ahh man. Should've said it's only 25 mins from my house haha! Heights of Abrahams is bull. Beat thing about matlock is the promenade chippy, always the best.

You do know I live here right? I live in Duffield :) 

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No way, I thought you lived Leeds area! Probably see you around then dumpling x

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Just now, Tom Booth said:

No way, I thought you lived Leeds area! Probably see you around then dumpling x

You're right mate Yeah, I moved here a year ago for work though. Where abouts are you living? I remember my trip down with matty to pick up the spoiler and believe it was around here somewhere? Was a while ago that.

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33 minutes ago, dann2707 said:

I live in Duffield :) 

Pardon me?

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Haha it's a place. It's also warm, joyous and brown this time of year  

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Yeah my colleague who lives in Leicester likes to send me photos of the sign as you enter the town... He rides through on his motorbike fairly often.

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I was making a bum hole joke btw

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I didn't realise it was a joke, I mean it's factual, I am warm, joyous and brown most of the year.

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8 hours ago, dann2707 said:

You're right mate Yeah, I moved here a year ago for work though. Where abouts are you living? I remember my trip down with matty to pick up the spoiler and believe it was around here somewhere? Was a while ago that.

I'm just outside of Mansfield next to Teversal.

I'm feeling a TF car meet up't noooooorth coming on.

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If I get my Eunos back in time, I'd be up for a pub car park meet when I'm up there - can take the mrs for dinner as an excuse :)

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Eyam. Plague village. 

Hathersage. Cool rocks and stuff. 

Mam Tor. Nice leisurely ish walk. Usually a million paragliders flying about. 

Monsal trail. Hire a bike(take a bike) and walk/cycle the Monsal trail. 

Bakewell tart in bakewell. It's a must. 

Just a few alternative suggestions. 

 

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Cheers Joe, added to the list :)

So, who's up for a beer then?

@isitafox I think is. Can do the hotel bar or a little drive out somewhere, I'm easy!

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Monsal trail is cool, we enjoyed bik8jg that with the dog.

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Don't know why I didn't get a notification about  this! 

Loads of good potatography for you round here Mike, if you head to Hathersage for Stanage Edge rocks then Padley Gorge is a no brainer to walk down. Park at the top, walk down to Grindleford Station, biggest plate of chips, egg, beans, sausage, etc...... in the world ever then walk it off back up. Andrew Chai had some good shots on his bike there the other week! Brilliant dairy farm that makes and sells its own ice cream on way back out from Hathersage, usual Castleton, Mam Tor, Jacobs Ladder malarky... 

You'll be knackered at the end of your relaxed weekend! 

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Also, I know you're more a spirits man but if you want frighteningly strong local beer then this just over the road from the Palace https://www.facebook.com/TheBuxtonTapHouse/

A few nice bars and places to eat in Bucko (Y)

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